Private Tom Longden


The background of this man is not known at present, although he was probably from England.

Longden enlisted or was called-up between 1916 and 1918. Posted to a yeomanry regiment (possibly the Derbyshire Yeomanry), on 12 September 1918 he was one of 56 men compulsorily transferred to the Corps of Hussars – he was issued regimental number 81225.

On the same day they embarked at Folkestone for Boulogne, where they were posted to the 1st North Irish Horse (V Corps Cyclist) Regiment. They joined the regiment in the field on or soon after 18 September, and were assigned to A, D and E Squadrons, joining in the fighting during the Advance to Victory offensive in the final weeks of the war.

On 15 March 1919 Longden was demobilised and transferred to Class Z, Army Reserve.


This page last updated 24 December 2022.